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The Egg Factory

The egg factory that Thelma and Deloris work at is an actual workplace that the real-life Velma and Doris were employed at. (For more on the real-life people who were altered slightly for our mystery series, check out the book Miss Kansas City Kitty.) Since neither of us knew much about egg factories, we did […]

Soda Fountain Drinks

Fancy a Purple Cow? How about a Black and White? In Murder Among Friends, Leon Iraklidis teaches Deloris about both soda jerk lingo and how to make all manner of soda fountain drinks. But where did we learn about them? We found a great article on soda jerk slang here: “The Lost Lingo of New […]


Miss Doris Markham was born on September 21, 1912. So part of the story starts here. Decades later, her daughter promised Doris that someday she would write a book filled with all of the adventures of Doris’s life. After her mother passed away, the daughter kept that promise, writing not one, but two books about […]